In August 1969, half-a-million people, along with some of the biggest names in music, gathered on a farm in New York State. The weekend festival, billed as “Three Days of Peace and Music,” went on to become legend, legacy and a milestone in cultural history.
For guitar fans, Woodstock brought together some of the best players of the day. A number of them went on to achieve iconic status in the guitar world.
Trivia time: Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page were two of the biggest names that didn’t make the weekend festival. The Jeff Beck Group, scheduled to play Woodstock, cancelled. Led Zeppelin received an invitation, but declined.
Let’s look back at some of the guitar highlights of the weekend music festival.